Highlighting a Windy Day!
|Colors this week are Juniper, Blush and Sorbet!|
For this card I chose to highlight a few of the new products available from the Spring/Summer Idea Book. The little cutie flying her kite, as well as all other stamping, is from the new stamp set Windy Day. (This set also includes other sentiments and a little guy flying his kite!) This sweet little one is colored with CTMH Blush markers. The jacket is the darker of the two pens; the skirt is the light marker. I used Whisper for the shoes. The hair, skin, and bobbin for the kite string were colored with the Copic skin tone collection. The cloud and girl were stamped with CTMH Archival Black ink. The cloud was outline with the light Whisper marker. The sentiment was stamped with Juniper, and the grass was lightly sponged with Juniper.
Another new item is the fun Dot Embossing Folder. I find embossing can be a subtle way to add texture. See top picture.
The kite (Sorbet color) and 'flags' on the kite tail were cut from Sorbet and Blush. The border on the front of the card and more kite 'flags' were cut from whimsical Juniper Polka Dot from the Lollydoodle collection. The kite is part of the stamp set; however, the little 'flags' and the border on the front were cut from the CTMH Cartridge, Artbooking.
Now, this is the year of "getting out of my box" and trying new to me techniques. This card is no exception to that. This is the first time I stitched on a card. I used some pink embroidery floss for the kite string and tail. I punched the holes using the tip of the piercing tool in the pattern I wanted to stitch. I "free-handed" it, but CTMH does have a stitch guide to help make those precise! I then stitched using skip and back stitches. If you are unsure of this, CTMH actually has a video on how to do it! Here it is: Video. Did you know there are many videos put out by CTMH?
Tip: When stitching on cards, remember to plan ahead to cover the back so the stitching doesn't show! I hid the stitching by folding back the right and left panels and then adhering them.
Finally, I embellished with a ribbon from my stash that matched the Sorbet color.
I liked this card; however, I wanted to remake it for a special birthday using more of the Juniper color because that is the recipient's favorite color! So, here is the remake version -- very much a variation on a theme, but this time I left it open on the left hand panel to be a tri-fold of sorts.